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Senior Seminar Program

Fall Quarter 2020 Enrollment Information

Please go to the Schedule of Classes website to see enrollments. To enroll in these seminars, use the Course Pre-Authorization system to be cleared to add a seminar, then use WebReg during your enrollment time to finalize enrollment.

Please use the Virtual Advising Center, VAC to contact the advisor of the department or program offering the seminar for all non-enrollment questions.

Department of History

Global Gentrification: Past and Present
HITO 192 B00
Section ID: 20594
Kwak, Nancy (
Location: RCLAS R138
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
Meeting Dates: TBA

This class will look at how and why specific neighborhoods in cities gentrify. We will look at cities around the world and compare patterns, understanding who is displaced and who claims those spaces; who profits and who loses; how governments facilitate, respond, or otherwise react to these patterns; and most importantly, what communities might do in response. Prerequisites: USP 1 strongly recommended.
Photographing Atrocities in the 20th Century
HITO 192 A00
Section ID: 20593
Kwak, Nancy (
Location: RCLAS
Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet first 5 weeks

How has photography shaped the way we talk about the past? This class will examine some of the most famous images of the twentieth century, looking at the context and impact of each. We will read theory, history, and most importantly, look at a wide array of photographs and documentary films in order to understand how images are framed. Prerequisites: